The Toolshed meetup is Systems Change Finland’s event series which focuses on the tools and approaches that can be used in Systems Thinking and Systems Change. April’s meetup is organized in association with our global friends in the Systems Innovation community (https://systemsinnovation.io/).
In the 20.4.2021 meetup we’ll get an introduction to an integrated approach to sustainability from Tom Bosschaert, Founder and Director of Except Integrated Sustainability (http://www.except.nl/en/).
Except’s work is based on the Symbiosis in Development (http://thinksid.org/) systems-thinking framework, which encompasses domains such as the circular and bio-based economy, social justice, iterative design and crowd-based development. Except brings together people from across sectors to deliver concepts and strategies that are realistic and feasible to inspire cities, companies, governance and industry to create a just and resilient society.
For an example on Except work, you can check out what they’ve done with Serenity Farms, a sustainable desert food system: http://www.except.nl/en/projects/641-serenity-farms
Tom Bosschaert, Founder and Director of Except Integrated Sustainability
As a systems thinker, sustainability expert, designer and entrepreneur, Tom has been pioneering sustainable development with a passion for the past two decades. He believes that sustainability is not the property of things, but the property of a dynamic system. He has put this theory into practice since the age of 19 with his consulting and innovation agency Except, working on over 800 projects worldwide towards a more sustainable future.